Performances 2017

Porgy and Bess
July 7-August 21
The Glimmerglass Festival

Arsamene (Cover)
July 15-August 18
The Glimmerglass Festival

Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home (Concert)
July 25 & July 31
The Glimmerglass Festival

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
Mezzo Soloist
Musicians Take A Stand
September 10 @ 7pm
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI

October 14-22
The Detroit Opera House

Gertrude Stein
March 10, 2018
The Macomb Center for the Performing Arts

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Mezzo-Soprano Briana Elyse Hunter brought Jo to vivid life, ably shouldering most of the opera's musical and dramatic work.  Eminently likeable, Hunter created a portrayal of Jo that rang deeply true, from her tomboyish independence through the budding poise of her young adulthood.  Hunter's control of her gorgeous instrument was equally impressive: she moved with authority between speaking and singing, and between her lowest lines and a lavish, stunningly controlled upper register.
~Opera News
"Little Women" with Michigan Opera Theatre
"Mezzo-soprano Briana Hunter was a mesmerizing Carmen, contributing a fiery theatrical presence and dynamic vocalism.  Hunter consistently displayed impressive fluidity in her flawless "Habanera" and "Seguidilla"
-Opera News
"Carmen" at the Grenada Theater

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Catch my interview with WRCJ Radio in Detroit where I discuss some of my favorite songs:

Photo by Brian Hatton

Photo by Brian Hatton

Read an exclusive interview in the Montecito Journal with  Briana and Marilyn Horne  here 

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Mountain View Youth Development Center

A very special plaque created by a few of the students at Mountain View in their shop class made for us to show their appreciation.  It's my absolute favorite gift!

P90X, the great legging shortage of 2013, and of course opera

I'm not afraid to tackle hot button issues.